Legal Counsel (2-4 PQE) – Leading Bank

Posted 29 May 2022
SalarySGD84000 - SGD 108000
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

  • Newly created headcount
  • Highly visible role
  • Collegial team environment

Our client, a leading and highly recognised bank is looking to fill a Legal Counsel (2-4 PQE) role.

Reporting into the Head of Legal supporting one of the key business units, this is an excellent opportunity for junior/mid lawyers looking to transit in-house with a stable and important financial institution in Singapore.

The ideal candidate would be someone with 2-4 PQE gained from leading law firm’s Corporate, Banking & Finance or Corporate Real Estate Practices. Prior in-house or secondment experience with a financial institution will be well-regarded but not a must.


Key Responsibilities

  • Draft, review, and negotiable a broad range of commercial contracts
  • Provide legal and regulatory advice to product teams on new product development and launches
  • Advise the business on legal risk and possible mitigation strategies
  • Participate in bank wide projects and provide legal advisory input
  • Assist in handling disputes related matters (as and when required)
  • Keep abreast of industry and regulatory development and ensure bank’s policies and frameworks are stay robust and relevant
  • Provide legal and regulatory support to corporate functions as well as the Consumer Banking business

Key Requirements 

  • LLB from a recognised institution
  • At least 2-4 PQE gained from leading law firms (Corporate, Banking & Finance or Corporate Real Estate Practices)
  • Prior experience gained from a Bank or other relevant financial institution will be very well-regarded
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player who can operate independently


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